Last week, the SIG-DLS membership voted about two new membes of its Steering Committee (SC). We are delighted to communicate the election’s result. Our new SC members are: Anne-Sophie Bories (Basel, Switzerland) and Simone Rebora (Verona, Italy/Göttingen, Germany). Congratulations!
Participation was good, with 41 votes cast. Thanks to the SIG membership for voting! All candidates were excellent and we thank Suzanne Mpouli (Saint-Étienne, France) for standing. As predicted, it was a close call.
This week, the old steering committee met for the last time, looking back at the important work done in creating and stabilizing the SIG over the past year. Christof Schöch (Trier University, Germany) and Natalie Houston (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA) will be missed in the SC, but will remain active members.
The SC agreed that future activities will emphasize organizing workshops (Metaphor Identification WS 2018 Basel; DH 2019 Utrecht; ACH 2019 Pittsburgh) and facilitating resources for the community, including young scholars (YDLS).
The current SC are
- Anne-Sophie Bories – Basel University, Switzerland
- Francesca Frontini – Laboratoire Praxiling – Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
- J. Berenike Herrmann – Digital Humanities Lab – Basel University, Switzerland (chair)
- Simone Rebora – Verona University, Italy / Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities, Germany
- Jan Rybicki – Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland